Discover a selection of 188 vacation rentals in Downtown, Calgary that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and kitchens. Prices start at $41 per night, and condos and houses are popular options for a stay in Downtown. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

City fun and wilderness adventure in Downtown Calgary

Downtown Calgary is the heart of a skyscraper-packed city that draws residents and visitors alike to its vibrant cultural center and sweeping parks. Set on either side of the Bow River that curves through its center, this urban landscape is conveniently close to the dramatic, sweeping terrain of the Rocky Mountains. Downtown Calgary vacation rentals also provide an excellent home base for walks to the caf_s, shops, and theaters of the city, and day trips to the ski resorts and mountain lodges of Banff and beyond. With festivals for everything from film to maple syrup, Downtown Calgary is a never-ending source of cosmopolitan pursuits.

Things to do

Culture and family fun in Calgary

For a bird's eye view of Downtown Calgary and the snow-covered Rockies, take a ride to the top of the Calgary Tower, a freestanding observation deck with panoramic views. You can see tigers, gorillas, and nearly 1,400 other animals at the immersive Calgary Zoo, then delve into Canadian history at the renowned Glenbow Museum. Downtown Calgary vacation rentals are also close to the Canada Olympic Park, an inspiring place to see athletes in training, and the Scotiabank Saddledome, where you can scream along with the locals at an ice hockey game. Come July, you can mingle with cowboys at the rootin' tootin' Calgary Stampede.


Outdoorsy bliss near Calgary

Although Downtown Calgary is close to the powder-pounding ski resorts of the Rocky Mountains, you don't need to leave the city to get stuck into the great outdoors. You can strap on ice skates and practice your jumps and twirls at one of the outdoor ice rinks, or try night skiing and see the snow glow in the light of the moon. Downtown Calgary vacation rentals are a good place to rest after long summer days exploring the city's museums and shops or taking an art walking tour. Then, cycle along the riverbank and have a delicious picnic as you watch the sunset.


Calgary adventures in winter and summer

Downtown Calgary experiences cold winters with bracingly frosty winds. It's a lovely time to bundle up and try a chili caramel hot chocolate at the YYC Hot Chocolate Festival, or rent a bike and take part in Winterpalooza, a bike festival that opens up epic pathways through the city. In summer, ever-present breezes keep Downtown Calgary pleasant during the day and cool at night. It's a great time to walk or cycle the numerous trails that wind through Downtown Calgary and along the Bow River, or drive to the Rocky Mountains for spectacular scenery.

Natural features

Green spaces and wild animals in Calgary

Divided by the placid waters of the Bow River, Downtown Calgary is a ravishing region of Calgary proper. Dotted with numerous parks, this cosmopolitan city is more than just towering skyscrapers and office buildings. Only an hour and a half west of Banff, Downtown Calgary is close to the soaring peaks of the Rockies, and the rolling hills of Kananaskis Country. With so many green spaces within the city limits, visitors have the chance to see wildlife such as coyotes, deer, badgers, porcupines, and the occasional bear or cougar. Looking up, you may spot brown bats or black-billed magpies.

How to get there

How to get to and around Downtown Calgary

The nearest airport is in Calgary, AB (YYC-Calgary Intl.), located 6.3 mi (10.1 km) from the city center.

You can get around Downtown Calgary by catching a ride on the metro at 3rd Street SW Station, 4th Street SW Station or 6th Street SW Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Downtown, Calgary?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 188 vacation rentals around Downtown. From 113 condo and apartment rentals to 64 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Downtown?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Downtown:

  • Northeast Calgary: 134 vacation rentals
  • Beltline: 177 vacation rentals
  • Northwest Calgary: 414 vacation rentals
  • Southwest Calgary: 483 vacation rentals
  • East Village: 114 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Downtown?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Downtown. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Calgary Telus Convention Centre: 596 vacation rentals
  • Famous Five Statues: 596 vacation rentals
  • Theatre Calgary: 596 vacation rentals
  • Century Gardens: 597 vacation rentals
  • Calgary Tower: 593 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Downtown?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 113 Condos/Apartments in Downtown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown include:

  • Houses: 64 rentals available
  • Cabins: 2 rentals available
  • Studios: 31 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 21 vacation rentals with pool available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.